Registration is underway for North Central College’s fall Community Education program. The lineup of courses is designed for professionals seeking to advance their careers, families with children who want to learn a foreign language or string instrument, hobbyists interested in home décor and photography, and much more.
Among the many new offerings in the fall catalog are classes on mental health first aid, a LinkedIn workshop, organization of time and money, disaster preparation, English (as a second language), Chinese, Spanish, drawing, and writing and marketing children’s novels. Also new, the String Academy offers lessons in violin, viola, cello and harp to adults and children of all skill levels.
“Expanding our piano and voice academy to include violin, viola, cello and harp provides a new avenue for all ages to gain instrumental experience with seasoned faculty,” says Deanna Taylor, the College’s Community Education program director. “Pairing individual lessons with opportunities to perform gives students a chance to showcase their skills.”
North Central offers professional development training for employees and managers, as well as entrepreneurship and career development. Computer courses include basic to advanced instruction on Microsoft Word and Excel and website development using Drupal.
Additional courses feature digital photography, health and nutrition, ballroom and swing dance, sign language, creative writing, book publishing, languages, lectures about health care reform and history of Chicago sports and more.
“Our new lecture series allows the community to hear an expert from the field talk about relevant, hot topics followed by a Q&A session. We’ll continue to expand this series with different offerings throughout the year,” says Taylor.
Courses are offered from early September through December. To view or download the 2013 fall Community Education catalog and for more information, visit our community education page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Community Education Office at 630-637-5560. Registration is available until the day before classes begin.